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sweetswisssteel
26 December 2019
5
Dec 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Its a brand new estate and the land has been built to comply for any potential flooding.
Its a brand new estate and the land has been built to comply for any potential flooding.
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sweetswisssteel
26 December 2019
3
Dec 26, 2019 1:37 pm
No it's definitely a waffle pod slab. The height from the vapour barrier to the surface of the slab is approx 650mm. See pic. Thoughts on how, why, etc? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191226/5c9d72de169a15ee47a10be98c851ab0.jpg
No it's definitely a waffle pod slab. The height from the vapour barrier to the surface of the slab is approx 650mm. See...
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sweetswisssteel
25 December 2019
1
Dec 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Hi , Where I live, a new display village is being contructed and one of the builders has laid an approx 650mm high slab. Thoughts? My E slab was around 500mm high and used 375mm waffle pods, which I thought was huge at the time. Any idea how this slab would have been contructed? Curious because I ha...
Hi , Where I live, a new display village is being contructed and one of the builders has laid an approx 650mm high slab....
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sweetswisssteel
8 December 2019
19
Dec 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Amazing how commonplace this has to be. The OP is probably also encroaching on the other neighbours too. Yeah best to let it be, agreed.
Amazing how commonplace this has to be. The OP is probably also encroaching on the other neighbours too. Yeah best to le...
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sweetswisssteel
8 December 2019
17
Dec 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Usually 1st consult is free, you might have a leg to stand on and to spend a few hundred on a well drafted legal letter and some legit advice might sort it out. These forums are great for opinion and ideas but for matters such as yours, you need to know the law. Or just accept it and move on.
Usually 1st consult is free, you might have a leg to stand on and to spend a few hundred on a well drafted legal letter ...
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sweetswisssteel
8 December 2019
15
Dec 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Go and see a property lawyer.
Go and see a property lawyer.
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sweetswisssteel
4 November 2019
35
Nov 04, 2019 8:05 pm
I won't give up the location of my build , but I will say this, since I got my "E" slab, the same volume builder has contrsucted most new builds around the estate on big 375mm waffle pod (ie "E") slabs. So I have no hesitation in recoMMending My builder (aka M). Honestly , they h...
I won't give up the location of my build , but I will say this, since I got my E slab, the same volume builder has contr...
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sweetswisssteel
31 October 2019
1
Oct 31, 2019 10:52 pm
Hi, 2 X 10.23kw systems, CEC installers etc, very reputable companies. Both Sungrow 10kw 3 phase inverters, only difference is one is Canadian HiKu 330w and the uses Jinko JKM330M-60 (Cheetah) Solar Panels. The Jinko is $1200 cheaper system. Thoughts please? Cheers
Hi, 2 X 10.23kw systems, CEC installers etc, very reputable companies. Both Sungrow 10kw 3 phase inverters, only differe...
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
532
Sep 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Doesn't need to if it's concrete. Only 50mm to 70mm over 1 metre if it's natural ie soil/ grass. Read your engineering, somewhere it will mention slope for hard constructed surface, usually 25mm over 1 m. Cheers
Doesn't need to if it's concrete. Only 50mm to 70mm over 1 metre if it's natural ie soil/ grass. Read your engineering, ...
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
31
Sep 10, 2019 10:22 pm
My Y values from my soil test was 50mm plus long term (50 year ) settlement of 25mm (from Stockland estate geo report). The engineer got 75mm total Y value by adding these values ie borderline H2 / E. I asked them to call it an E which they did, then took the soil test to the volume builder who also...
My Y values from my soil test was 50mm plus long term (50 year ) settlement of 25mm (from Stockland estate geo report). ...
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
29
Sep 10, 2019 9:57 pm
During construction, the builder installed 8 stormwater drains because I asked them too and they were on the slab plans (which I wanted). The temp downpipes were always intact because I asked them to look after them. Water always trickled into the stormwater drains during rain and didn't pond. Nothi...
During construction, the builder installed 8 stormwater drains because I asked them too and they were on the slab plans ...
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
27
Sep 10, 2019 9:38 pm
There is no "uphill" to my slab. Nothing runs into it. The whole estate is flat, level 1 compacted fill. The concrete pathways are not 50mm over 1 metre because they are concrete, not natural soil or grass. What fool has 50mm concrete slope? Would be unusable. They are 25mm over 1 metre a...
Oh, and my concrete apron is about 1.5m to 1.8m around the house , mechanical fixed to the slab. Thanks Einstein.
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
26
Sep 10, 2019 9:30 pm
There is no "uphill" to my slab. Nothing runs into it. The whole estate is flat, level 1 compacted fill. The concrete pathways are not 50mm over 1 metre because they are concrete, not natural soil or grass. What fool has 50mm concrete slope? Would be unusable. They are 25mm over 1 metre an...
There is no uphill to my slab. Nothing runs into it. The whole estate is flat, level 1 compacted fill. The concrete path...
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
23
Sep 10, 2019 8:59 pm
Tell me how...if you have got something to say, and you can back it up then just say it.
Tell me how...if you have got something to say, and you can back it up then just say it.
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sweetswisssteel
10 September 2019
21
Sep 10, 2019 5:31 pm
[color=#66cc99][size=100]“Same can be done for waffle pod systems. Good practice to use nominal 50mm bedding.” [/size][/color] [color=#959595][size=100]Thats my point the granular layer under the waffle allows moisture ingress undrer the slab but that is not the situation with the convential raft s...
Our house was built on an E waffle pod slab with 45 perimeter concrete piers, on a flat site, lots of drainage and slopi...
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sweetswisssteel
14 July 2019
8
Jul 14, 2019 11:31 pm
In Qld it is STA, I don't know about other states. Good luck.
In Qld it is STA, I don't know about other states. Good luck.
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sweetswisssteel
2 June 2019
30
Jun 02, 2019 10:44 pm
What tests did he do?
What tests did he do?
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sweetswisssteel
29 May 2019
10
May 29, 2019 11:41 pm
So not all developers can provide the level 1 compaction report? I thought it's required. Sorry for being naive. Only a nitwit would buy a block of land without doing basic due diligence. I have heard of developers selling blocks of land filled with rubbish, car bodies etc. Don't be so naive, get a...
Only a nitwit would buy a block of land without doing basic due diligence. I have heard of developers selling blocks of ...
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sweetswisssteel
29 May 2019
18
May 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Why not get a treatment for efflorescence, if it continues to come back or you notice other evidence, then request another inspection. Have a look when it rains as well and see where the water is trickling.
Why not get a treatment for efflorescence, if it continues to come back or you notice other evidence, then request anoth...
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sweetswisssteel
29 May 2019
14
May 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Because if you look at the aluminium frame it too has what looks like white powdery salt deposits , possibly from water trickling down from above?? Just a theory.
Because if you look at the aluminium frame it too has what looks like white powdery salt deposits , possibly from water ...
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